This qualification is suitable for experienced contract managers, directors, owners, and those of a similar level of responsibility. You will need to prove that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to manage your team of staff, sites, or company department.
At this level, you should be involved in recruitment and team building. You will be overseeing a group/groups of personnel who work under your supervision and instruction. Typical duties will need to include, communications with management, procurement, project costs, delegation of duties and team building.
The assessments for this qualification can be carried out in an office environment, as it is largely based on the examination of programmes, files and project packages. You will need to be observed attending and chairing meetings, on behalf of the company you represent.
The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies; however, 3-6 months is a realistic time although it can be longer depending on the candidate's ability and availability.
The cost of a Level 7 NVQ is £2500 plus VAT at the prevailing rate. Grant money can be claimed back at completion by companies registered with CITB.